Life After EMS | Do You Have A Plan

This first episode of 2021 is a bit of a change up for us. But we wanted to take a moment and give some tips and advice for your personal use.

So many EMS professionals live paycheck to paycheck and never plan for retirement, injury or even a career change.

Disability is not the new 401K.

It’s hard. You get your paycheck and honestly there isn’t much meat on the bone left to save or invest.

Welcome to EMS right?

Watch this episode to see how easy it is to start thinking about your future life after EMS. Josh shines in this episode sharing great insight into investing and his past life in the NYC financial sector.

I hope this episode gives you some ideas or at least gets you considering how you will move forward with your finances in 2021

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Climbing the Proverbial Career Ladder

Walter Dusseldorp joins us for this episode and we talk about planning your career , networking and owning your goals.

In your career, you will likely transition 6-7 times into a new position. Each time it’s a nerve reckoning moment and often delayed through procrastination and self-doubt. Learn to build up your confidence by being prepared to not only pursue your BIG dream but also how to take little steps to get to that ultimate destination.

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Why Is Pay In EMS A Surprise?

It seems since COVID started we keep seeing articles and reports by news and social media about how little EMT’s and Paramedics get paid. 

Why is it such a surprise? Looking at NYC and FDNY providers, it was reported that most members have to work 2, 3 or even 4 jobs to pay their bills. 

While the pay in EMS is nothing new to us. This new attention might help with our paychecks. 

But we thought that after 9/11 and it didn’t happen then. 

Check out this episode, we talk about pay but also how we have seen and participated in the multiple job lifestyle. 

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EMS Universe | Education, Volunteers and Social Media

This episode I am joined by the creator of the popular EMS instagram group @ems_universe. We talk about variety of topics including volunteers, social media, education and getting EMS back together.

This was a great show I am sure you will enjoy.

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What Is The New Normal For EMS?

As the pandemic curve begins to flatten. We have to consider all that has changed for EMS during the crisis and what will be the new normal for EMS going forward the next few months and beyond.

Will it be back to business as usual or will some elements of change that should have been implemented years ago stay and even elevate EMS to a bigger role in health care.

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You Can’t UN-Learn EMS

Is it possible to forget some things in EMS? Sure.

But if you have spent the time and put in true effort. You can’t unlearn what you have built.

Now there may be times you have to refresh your memory or maybe you realize you have not mastered a subject in a way that you are confident.

But unlearn it? No.

Remember that if you give the effort, make the sacrifice and put in the work. You will always have the skills and knowledge you’ve built.

No one can ever take that away.

 

 

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It’s Hard Being A New EMS Professional

When you are a new EMT or paramedic at an agency its hard. You don’t yet have your own “flow” just yet and you tend to fall back on your textbook type approach to patients.

While there is nothing wrong with that. You also must start to take cues from your experienced partners and co-workers. Beginning to understand and recognize critical patients more rapidly is key to your success in EMS as well as the outcome of the patients.

In this episode I am joined by Shannon Bright who is a paramedic at a large agency with a high turnover rate. This can be frustrating for both new providers and experienced ones like Shannon. They are required to rapidly recognize not just patient issues, but issues that are demanded by an agency like scene times, hospital times and responses.

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EMT Paramedic Clinical’s | Surviving Your Rotations

Quick podcast for EMT and paramedic students. Great tips on surviving ambulance rotations. Ideas on how to get the most from your experience.

 

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The Closing Of An Ambulance Service | MONOC

After over 40 years of providing EMS services in NJ. MONOC is closing it’s doors. You can read the official reasons behind this here.  

This episode I am joined by Michael Welsh. Make is a long time employee at MONOC and he gives his take on the closing and the challenges faced by himself and the other 200+ employees at the agency.

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Trying To Make Sense Of Community Paramedics

This week the crew talks about community paramedic programs. Do they work, are they for EMS and is there a better approach to handling 911 overload?

What’s your take?

 

 

 

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